If a baby is born prematurely or facing other challenges, he or she may be placed in neonatal intensive care. Many fragile lives that would have been lost in the past are now saved thanks to improvements in newborn intensive care. Unfortunately, mistakes in neonatal care can have devastating consequences.
At Miller & Wagner, our attorneys investigate and present damage claims for medical negligence in neonatal intensive care. Our lawyers offer a free initial consultation to discuss your case. With offices in Eugene and Portland, our lawyers represent families throughout Oregon and southwestern Washington.
Negligence in Neonatal Intensive Care Units in Washington and Oregon
Sometimes babies die or suffer serious injuries in newborn intensive care despite the best efforts of everyone on the hospital staff. As long as your medical providers did everything they were supposed to do, you would not have a case of medical malpractice. However, if your child’s injury was caused by errors or negligence, you may have a case of malpractice.
Examples of neonatal intensive care errors include:
- Drug errors
- Failure to monitor a baby’s condition
- Failure to diagnose and treat jaundice
- Failure to conduct or interpret tests such as the cord blood gas test
- Ventilator errors
- Intubation errors
- Failure to prevent or treat infection
- Negligent charting or identification resulting in improper treatment
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All cases of medical negligence in Oregon and Washington need the support of doctors who can provide qualified and credible opinions about the specific mistakes that injured the baby. As a former medical malpractice defense attorney, Dave Miller has access to an outstanding network of physicians who can review the facts of your case and identify the signs of negligence.